Community feedback sought for Albion Quarter


The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) is leading the planning for Albion Quarter as part of the Sunshine Precinct, and is inviting locals to share their feedback about the type of place they want Albion Quarter to become.

The Albion Quarter identifies the area surrounding Albion station and covers areas within the suburbs of Albion, Sunshine North and Sunshine. It is one of the three distinct areas of the Sunshine Precinct.

The DTP said the Albion Quarter presents a “transformational opportunity” to revitalise employment uses, provide complementary residential uses and better integrate the area with the upgraded Albion station.

“We have commenced work on a structure plan which will support the transition of Albion Quarter from the current mix of industrial-focused businesses to supporting Melbourne’s next generation of jobs, innovation and services, and provide a space for new residential dwellings close to public transport and active transport connections,” the DTP said.

“The structure plan will identify local precinct infrastructure needed to improve the amenity and accessibility of the area and make it an attractive place for investment and liveability.”

The DTP has released the Albion Quarter discussion paper to gain feedback from the community and stakeholders, with a survey open until Sunday, July 28.

Locals are also invited to attend one of the upcoming pop-ups to find out more about the Albion Quarter vision and emerging ideas.

The first pop-up session will take place at Victoria University, Sunshine Campus, on Wednesday, June 12, from 11am-1pm.

A second pop-up session will take place at Albion Station on Tuesday, July 23, from 7-9am.

The DTP is also investigating design options to revitalise Stony Creek in Albion Quarter as an ecological and community place with integrated water management. This will result in a creek concept design and opportunities for potential funding and delivery.

Once the engagement period ends, the draft Albion Quarter Structure Plan will be developed along with a Planning Scheme Amendment that will be released for community and stakeholder feedback.